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Boundary Waters permits available next week, but there won't be as many

The number available this year have been cut after increased visitation that's led to congestion and damage to natural resources.

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Portion of Boundary Waters reopens, other MN fire closures remain

Rain and cooler temperatures have helped crews battle wildfires in northern Minnesota.

MNICS - John Ek Fire - Aug 20

BWCAW closure extended into September amid wildfire danger

Existing fires grew and more fires have popped up.

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Bear briefly becomes armed after stealing gun in Boundary Waters

The main motivation for the theft was snacks, rather than weaponry.

Flickr - boundary waters - Doug Wilkowske

Forest Service going back to in-person 'Leave No Trace' education for BWCAW

The agency had been requiring permit seekers to watch educational videos.

Facebook - Bezhik Fire May 18 - Tony Harding_USDA Forest Service

Bezhik Fire destroys 4 structures, including a cabin

Responders say it is about 30% contained at this point.

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Wildfire begins pushing out of Boundary Waters, toward private property

The fire is estimated to be more than 900 acres in size.